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CHANGE TO THE AMOUNT A SPOUSE OR CIVIL PARTNER RECEIVES UNDER THE INTESTACY RULES

Rebecca Taylor
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If you die without making a valid Will your estate will be administered under the intestacy rules. Under the intestacy rules, if you die leaving a surviving spouse or civil partner and children (or other descendants), the surviving spouse or civil partner is...

A step in the right direction to end the decade

Julie Bailey
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Like many others, I very much welcomed the news that the first heterosexual couple; Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, had entered into a civil partnership following last year's ruling by the Supreme Court. After a five year struggle, the ruling led...

Do the Courts recognise the value grandparents add to the lives of their grandchildren?

Mikaela Rogerson
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Grandparents can bring so much to a child’s life: the opportunity to learn new skills, explore family history and develop lasting and supportive relationships, to say the least. Grandparents are typically involved in a family life by: Helping out...

BBC Equal Pay Problems: An update 2 months on

Natasha Halliday
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In the employment blog on 30 October , we reported on the Equal Pay claim being pursued by Samira Ahmed against the BBC. As reported in the press, the Employment Tribunal has now released its Judgment and has found in favour of Ms Ahmed. Firstly, the...

Our 2020 Charity of the Year

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Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance is the Chattertons 2020 Charity of the Year We are pleased to announce that Chattertons Charity of the Year 2020 is the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, one of the UK's leading Helicopter...

National Living Wage and National Minimum wage

Natasha Halliday
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The government announced the National Living Wage and National Minimum wage increases due to come into effect on 1 April 2020. The increases are as follows: Age of employee Old/Current  rate (per hour) New rate from April 2020 (per hour) ...

WHISTLEBLOWING NURSE AWARDED OVER £127,000

Kayleigh Howarth
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WHISTLEBLOWING NURSE AWARDED OVER £127,000 IN COMPENSATION FOLLOWING A CLAIM IN THE EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL Whistleblowing is a term used for disclosing wrongdoing within your organisation. Workers who make what is known as a 'protected...

When your gift becomes a bribe...

David Rogerson
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Christmas brings a round of festive celebrations with drinks, dinners and bottles of wine shared between customers and suppliers, but whether giving or receiving, businesses need to keep up with the rules on corporate gifting.  Under the regime...

Christmas Opening Hours

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From everyone here at Chattertons, we would like to wish all of our clients and business associates a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Over the festive period our opening hours will vary until we resume business as usual on Tuesday 2nd...

Chattertons Celebrates Acquisition

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Chattertons are celebrating a fruitful end of the year after acquiring another Lincolnshire law firm, combining more than 350 years of legal history in the county. Merging with Andrew & Co Solicitors, Chattertons have bolstered their staff by 25 per...